How to continue your Work when you want to HIDE

Continuing on this weeks theme of showing up when you’re getting your ass kicked, one of the things that come up in my work and in my own life a lot is the need to figure out how to show up when I don’t feel like it. 

When I feel vulnerable, my instinct screams at me to hide, that I am broken and therefore not worthy of being seen. 

Sound familiar? 

I thought so. 

Except it’s total bullshit. 

Here’s the truth: Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity, and change. That’s the fabulous Brene Brown. 

It’s also the strongest measure of courage. 

If you can show up when you are feeling vulnerable and let yourself be seen, you are on Team Courage. 

And that’s a team I want to be on. 

When you step into leadership with the intention of changing the world, you are necessarily embracing and inviting vulnerability. There are no two ways about it. In order to create something that has never existed before, you have to take a chance that people are gonna laugh at you, think you’re crazy and say so, probably to your face. And even more likely in the comments sections. 

Let them. 

Whether the vulnerability that you are feeling has to do with criticism you are facing about your work, personal struggle or deep shame gremlins, you are not alone. 

And this shit is showing up because you are. 

It is the most compelling evidence that you are doing exactly what you need to be doing. And that you need to keep doing it. 

Show up. Let yourself be seen. 

I am so proud of you. 

Xo, 

Steph 

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